- 1805 - The Battle of Trafalgar was fought. At least two incarnations of the Doctor were present at the event. (DWAN: H.M.S. TARDIS, DWA: Rough Waters)
Behind the scenes
- 1945 - Adam Kurakin (a Guard in DW: The Pirate Planet) was born.
- 1967 - Episode 4 of DW: The Abominable Snowmen was first broadcast.
- 1978 - Part 4 of DW: The Pirate Planet was first broadcast.
- 2000 - Alan Rowe died.
- 2006 - Peter Barkworth (Clent in DW: The Ice Warriors) died.
- 2007 - Doctor Who director Peter Moffatt died.
- 2009 - Chris D'Oyly-John died.
- 2009 - BFA: Prison in Space began recording.
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